Courthouse News reports:
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker released a $3 trillion plan Tuesday on how the United States should combat global warming, coming in well under the sticker price proposed last month by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
“We are facing a dual crisis of climate change and economic inequality,” Booker said in a statement. “Without immediate action, we risk an incredible human toll from disasters, health impacts, rising national security threats, and trillions of dollars in economic losses.”
Making similar warnings, former Vice President Joe Biden and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke both pitched plans in the spring that call for $1.7 trillion and $1.5 trillion, respectively, in federal spending. Senator Elizabeth Warren topped that with a $2 billion plan, but Sanders proposed a $16 trillion plan in a more-than-13,000-word proposal.
Booker’s plan includes banning all fossil fuel exports in the next ten years.